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OVER is the way to go in Kings vs Leafs

An unstoppable force and an immovable object. That’s the way fan bases would describe this now heavyweight tilt between the Los Angeles Kings and the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night. The Leafs are coming off a hard loss to their provincial rival Ottawa Senators on Saturday and their undefeated home record may be in jeopardy when the Kings come to town.

  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto’s last 7 games at home.
  • Los Angeles is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road.
  • Drew Doughty has two goals and nine points in 12 career games against the Maple Leafs.

Los Angeles, meanwhile, is taking care of business early in the season and sits atop the Western Conference at 6-0-1. The Kings also know how to play the role of favorite this year as their record is 4-0-1. The Los Angeles moneyline, which is hanging around +127, may be the safe way to go for bettors in this matchup because the Kings are 4-1 SU in their last five games against Toronto. The Leafs could need a herculean effort from the young guns if they plan to squeeze out a victory at the Air Canada Centre.

Goal scoring is rampant for these two teams early in the season and the OVER should be a no-brainer bet. The total has gone OVER in four of the Kings’ last five games while the total has gone OVER in seven of Toronto’s last eight games.

Both of these teams have shown the propensity to put the puck in the net. Losing winger Jeff Carter may affect Los Angeles’ scoring efforts in the short term but if the resurgence of Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown continues, this team shouldn’t miss a beat. Expect a high-scoring affair with the line hovering at six goals.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL hockey oddsmakers at Bovada had the Toronto Maple Leafs as -155 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those OVER/UNDER betting saw the line open at 6 at BetOnline.

A 3.2-2.7 result in favor of the Kings is the prediction by the OddsShark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Los Angeles Kings vs Toronto Maple Leafs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Toronto will face the 6-0-1 Kings. In totals betting, the Maple Leafs are 7-1 in OVER/UNDER betting so far this season while the Los Angeles Kings are 4-2-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Toronto Maple Leafs sit at No. 1 in the current NHL power poll here at OddsShark, while the Los Angeles Kings sit at No. 7 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Toronto Maple Leafs' No. 1-ranked offense (4.62 goals per game) against a Los Angeles Kings defense that ranks No. 1 at 2 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs power play has clicked at a 31.25% rate while the Kings have a 92.59% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles was a 6-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Blue Jackets. They won as +129 underdogs, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Senators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Senators at +106 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Los Angeles is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Los Angeles is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 5 games
  • Los Angeles is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Toronto is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Toronto is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games
  • Toronto is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Ottawa, Tuesday, October 24
Toronto home to Carolina, Thursday, October 26